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Treatments For Trench Foot
Depends how bad: Trench foot is a condition that usually affects soldiers or the homeless where feet are subjected to coldness and wetness. This condition can lead to further problems. Preventing them is the key. The extent of the injury once occured should be evaluated by a doc as it varies. Sores, blisters, to even gangrene could develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trench foot is a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. It is one of many immersion foot syndromes. The use of the word trench in the name of this condition is a reference to trench warfare, mainly associated with world war i. Good information can ...Read more
Oral abitfungals: The skin needs tp be cultured to determine if there is mixed infection with bacteria and fungus. This requires local treatment with compresses to remove dead skon as well as oral antifungals and possible oral antibiotics. It amy even require intravenous medications to clear infection amd minimize permanent damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trench foot care: Trench foot or "immersion foot" results from prolonged exposure of the skin on the feet to wet conditions. Trench foot has several stages from minor skin irritation to severe infection, gangrene and the need for amputation. Minor trench foot can be treated with simple antibiotic measures: cleansing, drying the skin, antibiotic ointment on any broken or open sores, and frequent bandage changes. ...Read more
Wet, discolored toes: Feet go numb and the toes can turn red or blue due to excessive moisture. This can turn gangrene if not treated. This is typically from people whose feet are moist and damp and have no chance to get their feet dry. If you think you have this, consult your podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trench foot : This is something that shouldn't be treated without a doctor making the right diagnosis. Generally the feet are slowly re-warmed then dried out via a powder, but see a podiatrist for this. ...Read more
Definition:: Caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. Affected feet may become numb, affected by erythrosis (turning red) or cyanosis (turning blue) as a result of poor vascular supply, and feet may begin to have a decaying odor due to the possibility of the early stages of gangrene. As the condition worsens, feet may also begin to swell and blister (jungle rot). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisture: Trench foot is basically an over-saturation of the feet with moisture. It is often seen when functioning for long periods of time in wet environments without changing shoes and socks. Untreated, it can lead to bacterial or fungal infections. The best treatment is frequent changing of footwear, use of drying agents like powders, etc and avoiding wet environments altogether. ...Read more
Trench foot: Trench foot is a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. It is one of many immersion foot syndromes. The use of the word trench in the name of this condition is a reference to trench warfare, mainly associated with world war i. Good information can be found at wikipedia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Had trench foot in the past but haven't been able to relieve the athletes feet that came on right after can someone help?
Clotrimazole 1%: cream, OTC, apply twice a day for at least 2 weeks, up to 4 weeks, if that doesn't help, see a dermatologist / podiatrist, good luck ...Read more
Is it bad to Ice your feet if you think you have trench foot and they feel like they are burning? They get very uncomfortable when around heat.
Do not use ice: If you actually have trench foot, icing would be very bad. Below is a description Trench Foot can affect the heels, toes or entire foot. The classic presentation is a cold, swollen, white/grey foot that can feel numb, heavy, painful and prickly. In the early stages, blood vessels constrict in cold, moist conditions resulting in a lack of oxygen to the tissues. The foot becomes cold, numb Gently re-warm the feet to improve circulation: warm the feet for approximately five minutes at a time either by soaking in warm (not hot) water or using heat packs. Make sure you test the temperature first to avoid the risk of burning especially while the sensation is reduced - See more at: http://www.foot-pain-explored.com/trench-foot.html#sthash.ElKP5GCl.dpuf ...Read more
Painful wet feet: The name trench foot was given to soldiers who never removed their boots, during world war i, and so they had poor foot hygiene and developed painful infections of the feet. U.S. Soldiers in vietnam also had problems with foot infections because of wet feet that were not washed and dried often enough. Certain germs give a foul smell to the feet. The term trench foot is not used much anymore. ...Read more